What is a Risk Assessment process?
Risk assessment is a safety measured process that has the main goal to identify potential risks that are present in the workplace. These are identified according to non-conformity situations, processes, or equipment that may cause particular harm to workers.
An essential tool when work involves risks, which is the case of industrial. Risk Analysis is a process that helps you identify and manage potential problems that could undermine key business initiatives or projects.
How is Risk Assessment implemented?
The process starts by identifying possible risks and hazards, and estimate how these threats can be materialized in the workplace. This includes the elaboration of project plans, financial data, security protocols, forecasts, and others. Accordingly, risks are distinct from hazards, hence: (1) risk is the chance of the hazard happening, and (2) and hazard is the point that may cause harm, such as dangerous liquids,electricity, and others. Therefore, the Risk Assessment process includes 6 mandatory steps that specialists should follow to guarantee a proper execution:
- Potential hazards are identified.
- Determine who may be endangered by the hazard, in what situation.
- Evaluate the risk according to its eventuality of happening (low-medium-high)
- Define how to mitigate those risks
- Implement and record the findings
- Review and update the assessment if necessary.
How Industry 4.0 can influence the process?
How can we help?
Additionally to our data centralization platform in which processes are digitized, different inputs are centralized and automated reports are extracted from quality control execution. Data can be collected in real-time in the form of digital checklists that workers must complete. Therefore, workers are not biased while analyzing the quality of the products. Visual evidence can also be provided by field workers, which makes the quality managers’ analysis more accurate and efficient.